Business Books and Resources

I’m wondering if you can recommend good books/resources on running a business?

There is a backlog of questions in my Monday Mailbag folder, so I’m going to incorporate some of them into posts throughout the week. I love learning and studying about business issues, so here are a few suggestions:

One of my all-time favorite books is Proverbs in the Bible. It is full of practical advice that is very relevant to business and life in general.

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t by Jim Collins – read a full review on my post 2009 Year of Reading in Review.

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip and Dan Heath – this one is also included in my 2009 Year of Reading in Review. I loved this book! It is applicable to so many areas of life and is an incredible resource for anyone who wants to improve their ability to plan and implement creative ideas. I just discovered that the Heath brothers also have a blog! It’s been duly added to my feed reader, and I look forward to keeping up with it.

Business Opportunities Blog by Dane Carlson – This contains a wide variety of ideas, links, bits of information, and more. I subscribe to the feed for it and enjoy skimming each of the posts and exploring the ones that grab my attention.

The New Venture Lab website, blog, and newsletter is a great resource for those with an entrepreneurial bent. They have tons of great resources, case studies, inspirational stories, tips, and links to encourage and equip you in your business endeavors.

Another thing that has been very helpful to me over the years is to meet with others who have common interests in business, finances, and leadership development. For several years, I met weekly with a business study group, and we researched a wide variety of topics. This multiplies your learning because you have the benefit of learning from the research and experiences of others. I highly recommend this approach!

Does anyone have any other recommended books/resources on business that they’d like to share?

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